Middleton in Bloom awarded silver medal

Date published: 06 November 2017

Middleton has been awarded a silver medal for the town’s first entry into the RHS Britain In Bloom North West contest this year.

Presented at the finals in Southport on Friday (3 November) for the ‘Large Town/Small City’ category, Middleton is off to a promising future in the competition, as Springvale Youth Centre was also awarded a level four 'Thriving' award in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ category for their display.

Middleton was the only town in the Rochdale Borough not to have previously entered the contest.

Jill Amos, Youth Worker Organiser, said: “Middleton received a silver, which isn’t bad since we only started in March and the judges came in July.

“My young people are also very excited about getting level four in ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’. As level five is the top award, we did well with the garden at Springvale Youth Centre and have entered again for next year.”

North West in Bloom is the voluntary regional organisation that administers the Britain in Bloom competition in Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside, one of the 18 regions comprising Britain in Bloom.

Since 1964, the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom is one of the most effective, and longest running environmental competitions in the UK, with communities demonstrating their ability to create and maintain attractive environments that benefit all.

From the mill towns of Lancashire to the picturesque villages of both Cheshire and the Lancashire coast, every city, town, urban community and village is eligible to enter. The aim of the competition is to encourage the improvement of our surroundings through the imaginative use of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping. It also aims to achieve a litter free and sustainable environment.

To get involved with Middleton in Bloom for 2018, contact Jill Amos:

01706 923132

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